Riviera Insider Oct/Nov/Dec issue out now!

Riviera Insider Magazine Oct 2020Our latest edition is now out! We end each year with our Art Special, when the theatres, operas, ballets and museums take centre stage, so to speak. It’s a great time of year when the days are cooler but still filled with our glorious sunshine. 2020 is a bit different, though, as we all know. No need to repeat the word ‘unprecedented’ which has now become cliché. Nevertheless, the coronavirus is still a daily topic and a constant disruptor to our livelihood.   

 

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Recent Articles

  • Finding the right private health insurance for expats

    Photo by Megane Salmon, via Scop.io: 1514267672599People who travel often, whether privately or professionally, move abroad, leave their home country to study or commute between different places of residence should consider private international health insurance. However, the many options and providers can make finding the right coverage a difficult and confusing process.

  • Covid-19: New nightly curfew for most of France

    France's new curfew from the Ministry of the InteriorDue to the alarming spike in the cases of Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations, we are being placed under another lockdown-like curfew starting 24 October (effective midnight tonight). This ‘couvre-feu’, or enforced curfew, that was recently applied only to a few regions and cities deemed a ‘maximum alert zone’ but has now been extended to almost the whole of France. Here we detail what has been prohibited and what the exceptions are.

  • €6.4 million to support businesses affected by Storm Alex

    Storm Alex solidarity for businesses via Shutterstock

    After the devastating storm that hit the Côte d'Azur on 2 October 2020, several institutions at the national, regional and departmental levels are setting up several emergency funds, totalling 6.4 million euros to support companies impacted by physical damage and loss of business. This territorial solidarity is in addition to the national support from disaster relief.

  • Filming in the Côte d'Azur: what to watch

    Elsi Sloan in “A Girl’s Room” by Adastra Films

    Currently, Paris is the number one city for filming locations in France but when deciphering between interior and exterior shots, the Côte d'Azur takes first place for exterior filming locations. Is there any wonder why? On 30 September, the Film Commission of the Côte d'Azur held a press conference on the current status of the region’s cinematographic and audiovisual activities for 2019 and 2020. The figures are promising and it has certainly helped fill-in the revenue gap from the current health crisis.

  • 17th PanAfrican Film Festival of Cannes

    FIFP 2020From 23 to 28 October, Cannes hosts the 17th annual Festival International du Film Panafrican de Cannes. The FIFP was created in 2004 by Basile Ngangue Ebelle as a means to spread awareness on the richness of contemporary PanAfrican cinema and also as an ambassador of human values in the film industry.

  • French residency application system open for UK nationals

    Brexit ReferendumGood news for British nationals living in France! Today, 19 October, the French Government opened the online system for British nationals and their family members to apply for a permanent residency permit. This new site is designed to be simple and streamline the application process.

  • Austrian artist Golif exhibits in Nice

    Golif in NiceThis Friday, 16 October, don’t miss the opportunity to meet the visiting street artist, Golif at Galerie Le Container in Nice. Famous in Vienna, Golif doesn’t usually work on the small scale – rather, his ‘canvas’ tends to be the sides of several storey buildings! But for this special exhibition in Nice, the young artist has scaled down to portable sized pieces, small enough for us to bring one home.

  • Everyday Heroes: Learning to save lives at Polygone Riviera

    EVERYDAY HEROES POLYGON RIVIERADo you know what to do if a loved one is choking? Or how to tell if someone is having a heart attack? What if a friend loses consciousness? These are all ailments where the first few minutes can be the difference between life and death. From 1 to 31 October, the Polygone Riviera in Cagnes-sur-Mer is hosting training sessions on life-saving gestures and a chance to win a gift card. 

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